Current Affairs Quiz: December 20, 2019

Current Affairs 20 December 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched which mission to fast track growth of digital communications infrastructure?
    A)National Broadband Mission
    B)Digital India
    C)National Digital Mission
    D)Digi Broadband Mission
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the National Broadband Mission which aims to fast track growth of digital communications infrastructure, bridge the digital divide and provide affordable and universal access of broadband for all

  2. Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of the much-awaited Bharat Vandana Park in which state?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)UP
    C)Bihar
    D)Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of the much-awaited Bharat Vandana Park in Dwarka, Delhi.

  3. The 7-Day International Film Festival is being held in which state?
    A)Madhya Pradesh
    B)Bihar
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In Madhya Pradesh, the Chief Minister Kamal Nath inaugurate the 7-Day International Film Festival in Shilpkala village of Khajuraho. Films from the country and abroad including Bundelkhandi will be screened at the Tapra Talkies made for the festival.

  4. Which became first city in India to get online portal to exchange reusable products?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)Kanpur
    D)Kochi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Chennai residents can now buy and sell reusable and recycled products online as the Greater Chennai Corporation launched a new website that facilitates waste-trading.

  5. The Ministry of Labour and Employment has amended the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) Scheme to allow its members to withdraw money from the corpus if he/she remains unemployed for more than how many months?
    A)3
    B)1
    C)6
    D)4
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Labour and Employment has amended the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) Scheme to allow its members to withdraw money from the corpus if he/she remains unemployed for more than one month. This rule will come into effect from December 6.

  6. Telecom operators will continue to pay 6 paise per minute for every outgoing call made to their competitors’ network till which year?
    A)March 31,2020
    B)April 30,2020
    C)August 31,2020
    D)Dec 31,2020
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Telecom operators will continue to pay 6 paise per minute for every outgoing call made to their competitors’ network till December 31, 2020.

  7. How much amount will be invested in India Resurgence Fund by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board?
    A)$225 million
    B)$250 million
    C)$569 million
    D)$500 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board will invest $225 million in India Resurgence Fund (IndiaRF), a distressed asset buyout platform.

  8. Which country launched 2nd aircraft carrier, to be deployed in South China Sea?
    A)China
    B)India
    C)Indonesia
    D)Nepal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    China launched its second aircraft carrier from a key base in the South China Sea, boosting its military ambition in the region where Beijing’s claims of sovereignty is challenged by the US and other nations.

  9. As per RBI data on global operations, public sector and private sector bankswritten off how much amount?
    A)₹80893cr
    B)₹35465 cr
    C)₹79545 cr
    D)₹80854 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    As per RBI data on global operations, public sector and private sector banks wrote off ₹80,893 crore [provisional data], during the current financial year 2019-20 [till September 30, 2019] said by Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur.

  10. Which bank announced the launch of co-branded credit card in partnership with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL)?
    A)Bank ofBaroda
    B)IDBIBank
    C)FederalBank
    D)Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Axis Bank announced the launch of co-branded credit card in partnership with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL). Customers will be able to get benefits such as cashback up to ₹250 on fuel purchases within first 30 days of card issuance, 20 times accelerated reward points on fuel spends at IOCL outlets as well as waiver of fuel surcharge.

  11. How much amount was committed by New Development Bank to India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund’s (NIIF) Fund of Funds?
    A)$100 million
    B)$200 million
    C)$ 300 million
    D)$ 500 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    New Development Bank (NDB), earlier known as the BRICS Development Bank, has committed $100 million to India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund’s (NIIF) Fund of Funds.

  12. Which Company has emerged as the number one company in terms of revenue in the Fortune India 500 list for 2019?
    A)Indian Oil Corporation
    B)Reliance Industries
    C)Bharat Petroleum
    D)Armaco
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Reliance Industries (RIL) has emerged as the number one company in terms of revenue in the Fortune India 500 list for 2019, pipping Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). RIL revenues crossed Rs 5.81 trillion in FY19 against IOC’s Rs 5.36 trillion.

  13. From which date, NEFT, RTGS transfer charges to be waived for savings account?
    A)Jan 1,2020
    B)Dec 31,2020
    C)Feb 1,2020
    D)March 1,2020
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The RBI informed that NEFT, RTGS transfer charges should be waived off to push digital retail payments. The new rules come into effect from 1 January 2020.

  14. Recently Finance ministry sets how much amount of monthly GST collection target?
    A)₹1.1 lakh cr
    B)₹2.5 lakh cr
    C)₹3.5 lakh cr
    D)₹4.0 lakh cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Finance Ministry aims to bring in Rs 1.1 lakh crore as monthly GST collection for the next four months Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey had a video conference meeting with top tax officials and impressed upon them to step up measures to achieve direct and indirect tax collection target.

  15. Moody’s has lowered its GDP growth projection for India for the fiscal year ending March 2020 to how much percent?
    A)5.5%
    B)4.5%
    C)5.8%
    D)4.9%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Moody’s has lowered its GDP growth projection for India for the fiscal year ending March 2020 to 4.9 per cent from 5.8 per cent.

  16. Who has been named the ‘Junior Freestyle Wrestler of the Year’ by United World Wrestling (UWW)?
    A)M Shera
    B)Yogeshwar Dutt
    C)Sushil Kumar
    D)Deepak Punia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World championships silver medallist Deepak Punia has been named the ‘Junior Freestyle Wrestler of the Year’ by United World Wrestling (UWW) after a stellar season during which he made a phenomenal transition from junior to the senior circuit.
  17. The FIDE Women’s Grand Prix (WGP) held in which city?
    A)Rome
    B)Paris
    C)NewYork
    D)Monaco
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Grandmaster Koneru Humpy finished second in the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix (WGP) which concluded in Monaco. Alexandra Kosteniuk won the Women’s Grand Prix. It is her her third consecutive tournament.
  18. Who was named ICC women’s player of the year 2019?
    A)Alyssa Healy
    B)Smriti Mandhana
    C)Rachael Heyhoe Flint
    D)Ellyse Perry
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Ellyse Perry has been crowned the international women’s cricketer of the year, as Australia scooped the pool at the ICC awards. Perry claimed the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint award for the second time in three years, and was also named the ODI player of the year.
  19. Who was appointed as the chairman-cum-managing director of NALCO?
    A)N K Singh
    B)Suman Chakraborty
    C)Sridhar Patra
    D)Sanjiv Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Sridhar Patra was appointed as the chairman-cum-managing director of NALCO till the date of his superannuation, i.e. October 31, 2024.
  20. Who was re-elected as Prime Minister of UK?
    A)Boris Johnson
    B)Scott Morrison
    C)Abid Aliy
    D)Christian Georgia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Boris Johnson is set to win a majority in Parliament, securing his position as UK prime minister. His victory is a near-guarantee the United Kingdom will leave the European Union at the end of January.
  21. Who is the author of the book An Era of Darkness?
    A)Ramprasad Pal
    B)Nandkishor Acharya
    C)Arundhati Roy
    D)Shashi Tharoor
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Politician writer Shashi Tharoor and clay right nandkishor Aacharya are among 23 writers who will be be honored with the Sahitya Academy Award 2019. The National Academy of letters announced the names of the winners recently.
  22. The 8th edition of the IME Nepal Literature Festival held in which city?
    A)Pokhara
    B)Kathmandu
    C)Mechinagar
    D)Bhaktapur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The 8th edition of the IME Nepal Literature Festival, held at Pokhara, concluded with the announcement of the winner of DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019.
  23. Who has won the ‘India Cyber Cop of the Year 2019’ award by NASSCOM-DSCI for cracking a fraud case in an online entrance exam conducted by an engineering college in Rajasthan?
    A)M Nageshwar
    B)BP Raju
    C)MK Singh
    D)SN Chaturvedi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    CBI officer B P Raju has won the ‘India Cyber Cop of the Year 2019’ award by NASSCOM-DSCI for cracking a fraud case in an online entrance exam conducted by an engineering college in Rajasthan.
  24. Recently Gitanath Ganguly passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Journalism
    B)Politics
    C)Author
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Mohun Bagan’s president Gitanath Ganguly, a crusader against noise pollution and a member of Legal Aid Service of West Bengal, died after a heart attack in Kolkata. He was 83.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of EPFO?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ ofAxis Bank?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Kolkata
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Moody?
    A)Geneva
    B)Rome
    C)Paris
    D)NewYork
    View Answer
    Option D

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